7.1 out of 10

Reservoir Hill

39.3131478276324 -76.6321972787675
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Nice, real nice, but check out...."

Reservoir Hill is a neighborhood in the central region of the city and adjacent to Druid Lake. It I defined by Druid Park Lake Drive, the Jones Falls Expressway (I-83), West North Avenue, and McCulloh Street. The neighborhood is mainly residential, with limited commercial uses. Homes here are typically both attached single- family row homes as well as detached single-family row homes that are generally well maintained.

Residents here enjoy a nice neighborhood with many trees on the individual lots. In addition, they will find dedicated green space here including Reservoir Hill, Newington Avenue Park, Bolton Hill Historic District Park, the Mount Royal Terrace Park, Madison Whitelock Park and the nearby Druid Hill Park, which includes the Baltimore Zoo. There are a number of places to worship with Reservoir Hill, however shopping and dining options are limited. The only school here is the Maritime Academy High School. Public bus stops can be found throughout the neighborhood and commuters will enjoy quick on/off access to the Jones Falls Expressway (I-83).

Like many neighborhoods in large cities, crimes against people and property can occur at any time and crime rates can vary from street to street and day to day. As always, check recent crime statistics to make an informed decision on any neighborhood you are considering living in or visiting.

I am really like this neighborhood! The only negative that people considering moving here should look into is the noise level from the adjacent Jones Falls Expressway (I-83) and the railroad yard along the Jones Falls Expressway (I-83).
Pros
  • parks
  • Adjacent to the Expressway
  • variety of home
Cons
  • Adjacent to the Expressway.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Some Many Homes to Choose From"

Once the home of American author Gerturde Stein, Reservoir Hill is a charming Victorian neighborhood located on the edge of Baltimore’s famous Druid Hill Park. No matter what size home you are looking for, you are likely to find it here. There are everything from rambling Victorian mansions to row houses to apartments carved out of older homes. Many of these older structures were built by 19ths century immigrants from Eastern Europe. The commitment of many of these immigrants to their Jewish faith can be seen in the elegant architectures of the still in use Beth Am synagogue, originally built in 1922.
The jewel of Reservoir Hill is the Mount Royal sub neighborhood. Here you will find homes that have been extremely well maintained through the years. Not surprisingly, they also fetch the highest prices in the neighborhood, and are hard to buy because those who originally purchased them tend to hold on to them for life.
The other great beauty in Reservoir Hill is Upper Eutaw. Also a historic district, it boasts a number of the larger mansions in the neighborhood, as well as several apartment complexes that date back to the turn of the previous century. Unfortunately, some of these apartments will need to work to bring them up to the standards of the rest of the community.
Pros
  • variety of home
Cons
  • uneven housing quality
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students

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